Paspalum scrobiculatum L.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Paspalum scrobiculatum L.
  • Common name : Kodo millet, Mau'u-laiki
  • Vernacular name : Harik, Kodra (Marathi); Varagu, Kattarakku (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshes, ponds, wetlands and other water-logged areas
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains and on hills. Also cultivated as secondary cereal. It is also used as fodder and forage for livestock. Leaves are used to treat skin ailments.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-246
  • Collection Locality : Palamaneru forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • World Distribution : Old World Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Paspalum scrobiculatum. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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